Jennie Dishner Chatari, 85, Mooresville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Jennie was born on January 22, 1936, the fifth of 13 children born to the late Will and Donnie Dell (Crook) Dishner. Jennie and her husband Ralph moved to Mooresville in 2001. She was active in her community, The Villages of Oak Tree, and her church, Williamson Chapel United Methodist in Mooresville. Her grandsons were born here. The warm weather, close family and many friendships gave them a wonderful retirement. The confinements and restrictions of COVID-19 took a toll on Jennie’s health. Her passing is the result of the final stages of Primary Progressive Aphasia (Dementia).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph Chatari (whose ashes will be buried with her); brothers, Glenn Dishner and Douglas Dishner; and sisters, Nila Fayne Dishner, Mary Lou Dishner, Hazel (Dishner) Burlew, Rena (Dishner) DeBaker and Sandra Kay Dishner.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Chatari and Bryant Bunton of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; son, Gary Chatari and Lisa (Cover) Chatari of Concord, N.C.; grandsons, Conner and Cameron Chatari, also of Concord, N.C.; brothers, Carl Dishner of Kokomo, Ind., and Michael Dishner of Jackson, Mich.; sisters, Norma (Dishner) Bear and husband Wayne of Leslie, Mich., Cennea (Dishner) Tipton of Clinchport, Va., and Janet (Dishner) Hill and husband David of Gate City, Va., and many beloved nieces, nephews, and greats.

Jennie and Ralph will be buried together, in a family plot, at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, Va., on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

The family requests any memorials be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, N.C. ( or Dementia Society of America (

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, N.C., and Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va., are serving the family.

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